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Denard Span
.301 5 22
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-0 / 208 NFBC ADP: 260.48
Position: CFBorn: 2/27/1984 Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Twins (2002)

Latest News
Jan. 7 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET23:09 GMT7:09 4:09 PM MST6:09 PM EST6:39 PM VEN3:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-The San Francisco Giants have agreed on a $31 million, three-year deal with Span, pending a physical.
Analysis: If Span passes the physical later Thursday he will be officially introduced at a news conference on Friday. Span will make $10.33 million a year and can make additional money with performance bonuses.
Aug. 28 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET1:57 ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST1:27 AM VEN9:57 UAE12:57 AM CT-Span is expected to need four to six months to recover from hip surgery. He's a free agent after this season, meaning he may have played his last game for Washington.
Analysis: Nationals manager Matt Williams said the outfielder has an issue with his labrum. Span hit .301 in 61 games but has missed a combined 52 in two DL stints for back issues.
Aug. 8 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Span has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals. The 31-year-old Span intends to ease his way back into being an everyday player. He says, "I haven't played in a long time. My body still needs to get into shape."
Analysis: Span is batting .304 with five homers and 11 steals in 59 games this season.
July 8 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)4:53 PM CT-Span has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, hoping an extended rest will help him recover from lingering back spasms.
Analysis: Span is batting .304 in 59 games. He had an MRI and is seeing a specialist in an effort to eliminate an injury that has plagued him the entire season.
June 20 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Span stayed hot Friday, going 2 for 5 and scoring his 30th run of the year against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Span is 15 for 39 over his last nine games, hitting safely in the last six.
June 19 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Span was 2 for 4 with a steal on Thursday.
Analysis: Span may be a fantasy steal with a .810 OPS and 29 runs scored.
June 12 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET16:01 ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:31 PM VEN0:01 UAE (+1)3:01 PM CT-Span was 3 for 5 and scored two runs Thursday at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Span's .308 batting average is the second-highest of his career behind his .311 mark from 2009.
June 11 1:28 PM PT2:28 PM MT3:28 PM CT4:28 PM ET16:28 ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST3:58 PM VEN0:28 UAE (+1)3:28 PM CT-Span had three hits and two RBIs Wednesday.
Analysis: Span was scratched from the lineup the previous night because of his back.
June 1 10:41 PM PT11:41 PM MT12:41 AM CT1:41 AM ET1:41 ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST1:11 AM VEN9:41 UAE12:41 AM CT-Span left Sunday's game with a sore right knee in the eighth inning.
Analysis: Span is expected to play Monday, and manager Matt Williams indicated that Span would have not exited Sunday's game had the Nationals not trailed 8-2.
May 27 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-Span went 2 for 4 with his second solo homer in as many games in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Span has two hits in nine of his last 13 games, going 20 for 54 (.370) in that stretch.
May 26 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Span homered for the fourth time this season Monday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Span has 12 multihit performances over his last 21 games.
May 16 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Span had yet another two-hit game Friday in a 10-0 win at San Diego.
Analysis: Span has gone 10 for 22 over a stretch of five consecutive two-hit performances.
May 15 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-Span stayed hot by going 2 for 5 in Thursday's 8-3 loss at San Diego.
Analysis: Span has finished with two hits in each of his last four games, going 8 for 17 over that span.
Apr. 29 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Span tied a career high with five hits in Washington's comeback win over Atlanta on Tuesday.
Analysis: Span had six hits in his first seven games since making his season debut April 19.
Apr. 19 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 ET18:08 GMT2:08 11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Span has been activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Analysis: The return comes earlier than expected for Span, who had surgery to repair a core muscle in early March after a previous procedure to fix a sports hernia injury last December.
Mar. 11 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET0:57 ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST12:27 AM VEN8:57 UAE10:57 PM CT-Span is recovering from right core muscle surgery.
Analysis: Span is out for at least four weeks, but that will likely be followed with a stint in the minors.

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